Apostles, Prophets,                                    Evangelists,                             Pastors & TeachersGR      ...
“And He gave the apostles,the prophets, the evangelists,the pastors and teachers”Ephesians 4.11, CB NT p. 340
Apostles
Apostle: a delegate, messenger,one sent forth with orders (Thayer) Apostles
☛ Chosen by Jesus (Mark 3.13-15)☛ Sent by Jesus (John 20.19-23)☛ Eyewitness (Acts 1.21-22)Apostles     TEMPORARY
ProphetsApostles
Prophet: “one who speaks forthor openly, a proclaimer of adivine message”        (Vine) Prophets Apostles
EvangelistsProphetsApostles
Evangelist: “a              bringer of goodEvangelists   tidings”       (Thayer)ProphetsApostles
Shepherds& TeachersEvangelistsProphetsApostles
Shepherds              Pastor: “a shepherd,& Teachers    one who tends herds              or flocks”       (Vine)Evangelist...
Shepherds     Pastor, Elder, Bishop& Teachers                Acts 20.17: “elders”Evangelists                Acts 20.28: “o...
Shepherds     Pastor, Elder, Bishop& Teachers                1 Peter 5.1: “elders”Evangelists                1 Peter 5.2: ...
Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists              WHY              THESEProphets      FOUR?Apostles
Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists           }Prophets               Reveal & Record                    TruthApostles
“So then you are no longerstrangers and aliens, butyou are fellow citizens withthe saints andmembers of thehousehold of Go...
“built on the foundation ofthe apostles and prophets,Christ Jesus Himself beingthe cornerstone”Ephesians 2.20, CB NT p. 338
“how the mystery wasmade known to me byrevelation, as I have writtenbriefly.”Ephesians 3.3, CB NT p. 338
“When you read this, youcan perceive my insight intothe mystery of Christ,”Ephesians 3.4, CB NT p. 338
“which was not madeknown to the sons of men inother generations as it hasnow been revealed toHis holy apostles andprophets...
Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists           }Prophets               Reveal & Record                    Truth    LEApostles   ...
Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists    Teaches the Truth           }Prophets               Reveal & Record                    T...
Philip the evangelist    (Acts 21.8)“Philip went down to the cityof Samaria andproclaimed to themthe Christ.”Acts 8.5, CB ...
Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists    Teaches the TruthL                              S PE                           GO       ...
Shepherds         Keep us in& Teachers         the TruthEvangelists    Teaches the TruthL                              S P...
“Pay careful attention toyourselves and to all the flock,in which the Holy Spirit hasmade you overseers,to care for the chu...
Shepherds         Keep us in& Teachers         the Truth WTH                            RO                          GEvang...
Shepherds& Teachers     ?Evangelists    √           }Prophets               √Apostles
Shepherds& Teachers     ?Evangelists    √   Preacher           }Prophets               √Apostles
Shepherds Preacher& Teachers     ?Evangelists    √           }Prophets               √Apostles
Shepherds& Teachers     ?Evangelists    √   Business                   Meeting           }Prophets               √Apostles
Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists              Where              are ourProphets      elders?Apostles
Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists              Where              are ourProphets      elders?Apostles
Will today be theday you decide to  go to heaven?
Lesson slideshows (with notes)     and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Lighthouse:...
Compiled and Presented by:God’s Growth                                                                     Dave Stewart   ...
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Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers

  1. 1. Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors & TeachersGR Ephesians 4.11,O CB NT p. 340WINGU “unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of theP stature of the fulness of Christ” (Ephesians 4.13)
  2. 2. “And He gave the apostles,the prophets, the evangelists,the pastors and teachers”Ephesians 4.11, CB NT p. 340
  3. 3. Apostles
  4. 4. Apostle: a delegate, messenger,one sent forth with orders (Thayer) Apostles
  5. 5. ☛ Chosen by Jesus (Mark 3.13-15)☛ Sent by Jesus (John 20.19-23)☛ Eyewitness (Acts 1.21-22)Apostles TEMPORARY
  6. 6. ProphetsApostles
  7. 7. Prophet: “one who speaks forthor openly, a proclaimer of adivine message” (Vine) Prophets Apostles
  8. 8. EvangelistsProphetsApostles
  9. 9. Evangelist: “a bringer of goodEvangelists tidings” (Thayer)ProphetsApostles
  10. 10. Shepherds& TeachersEvangelistsProphetsApostles
  11. 11. Shepherds Pastor: “a shepherd,& Teachers one who tends herds or flocks” (Vine)Evangelists Teacher: “one whoProphets teaches concerning the things of God, and the duties ofApostles man” (Thayer)
  12. 12. Shepherds Pastor, Elder, Bishop& Teachers Acts 20.17: “elders”Evangelists Acts 20.28: “overseers”Prophets (bishops) Acts 20.28: “care”Apostles (pastor)
  13. 13. Shepherds Pastor, Elder, Bishop& Teachers 1 Peter 5.1: “elders”Evangelists 1 Peter 5.2: “shepherd”Prophets (pastor) 1 Peter 5.2: “oversight”Apostles (bishop)
  14. 14. Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists WHY THESEProphets FOUR?Apostles
  15. 15. Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists }Prophets Reveal & Record TruthApostles
  16. 16. “So then you are no longerstrangers and aliens, butyou are fellow citizens withthe saints andmembers of thehousehold of God,”Ephesians 2.19, CB NT p. 338
  17. 17. “built on the foundation ofthe apostles and prophets,Christ Jesus Himself beingthe cornerstone”Ephesians 2.20, CB NT p. 338
  18. 18. “how the mystery wasmade known to me byrevelation, as I have writtenbriefly.”Ephesians 3.3, CB NT p. 338
  19. 19. “When you read this, youcan perceive my insight intothe mystery of Christ,”Ephesians 3.4, CB NT p. 338
  20. 20. “which was not madeknown to the sons of men inother generations as it hasnow been revealed toHis holy apostles andprophets by the Spirit.”Ephesians 3.5, CB NT p. 338
  21. 21. Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists }Prophets Reveal & Record Truth LEApostles BIB
  22. 22. Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists Teaches the Truth }Prophets Reveal & Record Truth LEApostles BIB
  23. 23. Philip the evangelist (Acts 21.8)“Philip went down to the cityof Samaria andproclaimed to themthe Christ.”Acts 8.5, CB NT p. 221
  24. 24. Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists Teaches the TruthL S PE GO }Prophets Reveal & Record Truth LEApostles BIB
  25. 25. Shepherds Keep us in& Teachers the TruthEvangelists Teaches the TruthL S PE GO }Prophets Reveal & Record Truth LEApostles BIB
  26. 26. “Pay careful attention toyourselves and to all the flock,in which the Holy Spirit hasmade you overseers,to care for the churchof God”Acts 20.28, CB NT p. 247
  27. 27. Shepherds Keep us in& Teachers the Truth WTH RO GEvangelists Teaches the TruthL S PE GO }Prophets Reveal & Record Truth LEApostles BIB
  28. 28. Shepherds& Teachers ?Evangelists √ }Prophets √Apostles
  29. 29. Shepherds& Teachers ?Evangelists √ Preacher }Prophets √Apostles
  30. 30. Shepherds Preacher& Teachers ?Evangelists √ }Prophets √Apostles
  31. 31. Shepherds& Teachers ?Evangelists √ Business Meeting }Prophets √Apostles
  32. 32. Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists Where are ourProphets elders?Apostles
  33. 33. Shepherds& TeachersEvangelists Where are ourProphets elders?Apostles
  34. 34. Will today be theday you decide to go to heaven?
  35. 35. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  36. 36. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Lighthouse: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beef_taco_supreme/194263521/sizes/o/in/photostream/Bible: iStock_000001271272Ascension: http://www.artbible.net/2NT/ACTS%2001%20THE%20ASCENSION...L%27ASCENSION%20-/20%20AURORE%20L%20ASCENSION.jpg
  37. 37. Compiled and Presented by:God’s Growth Dave Stewart 2011, 3 April#05 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors & Teachers Ephesians 4.11 Synopsis: Four specific functions (gifts) have been given to us. Why? Truth! Revealing the Truth, Teaching the Truth, Keeping us in the Truth. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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